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Installing Project Server 2007, Beta 2

I have brought up a new test server to give Project Server 2007 a whirl. Here are some of the gotchas in the install process:

  • Install required "Windows Workflow Foundation, Beta2". I downloaded v2.2 from here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5C080096-F3A0-4CE4-8830-1489D0215877&displaylang=en
  • Also required is ASP.NET 2.0, which is installed with the .NET Framework 2.0 components (available on Microsoft Update, or as a standalone installer. Apparently my .NET 2.0 was damaged, so I ran a repair install. After ensuring that ASP.NET was enabled in IIS, the Project Server installer now runs without complaint.
  • Project Server has an "all in one box" installation option. This installs and configures Sharepoint Services 3.0 and SQL 2005 Express Edition. It works surprisingly well!

Also note that the test server performing miserably.  I have expanded the VM memory to 1Gb, and performed the following steps to expand the virtual drive:

  •  execute: vmware-vdiskmanager -x 15Gb <Path to.vmdk file>
  • Boot to BartPE CD with Paragon Partition Manager, expanded system drive.